How Much Money Would You Save with a Tankless Water Heater?


After a long, hard workday or maybe in the morning as we prepare for the day ahead, we all might be guilty of a common preparation or way to unwind. Sometimes, instead of a shower or bath to cleanse ourselves, we take advantage of the waterflow and sometimes might overstay our welcome just a bit.

When in the midst of a hot, steamy shower, it can be hard to just wash up. It’s a time to relax and soak up the warm water, a comfort that many people might find themselves indulging in all too much. The biggest issue with this guilty pleasure is of course the excessive use of water. And not just any water, but hot water. Yes, hot water takes more energy to heat it up, not only costing us more in water bills, but also in energy usage as well.

OK, don’t get too concerned. You don’t have to cut back on the long, relaxing, soothing showers that help you disconnect at the end of the day or wake up in the morning after a not-so-good night’s sleep. Thanks to good ole technology and advancements, there are ways for you to save money and still enjoy those showers and baths.

How much money could you save with a tankless water heater?

When it comes to water heaters, Roto-Rooter is happy to offer various options to our customers. While we still have the conventional water heaters available, we also offer the new tankless water heaters. Many of our customers ask, “Realistically in the long run, how much money would you save with a tankless water heater?” The results and answers may surprise you!

There are differences in the builds and longevities of the conventional water heater and the tankless water heater. The conventional water heater is much bigger, taking up floor space and a decent portion of a corner in a home. This method warms water that is within the tank at all times, which requires the consistent use of energy. This style of heater has an average lifespan of 11 years.

Then there is the tankless water heater. This style is compact enough to hang on a wall and does not store water in the system itself. Instead, it warms water only when the water is in need, which is when the faucet is turned on. The lack of consistent heating saves so much energy that it can cut energy bills down as much as 30 percent.

Even the most efficient standard water heater can only cut bills down by approximately 7 percent. And to make things even better for the tankless water heater, the life expectancy is 15 to 20 years, almost double the length of life for the traditional water heater.

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